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California Leaves of Absence – Employer Obligations, Leave Interactions, and Handling Problems and Performance Management Challenges – PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA, and Workers Compensation

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Start Date: 2021-04-15
End Date: 2021-04-16
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Phone: +1-888-717-2436

Location: virtul Seminar,6201 America Center Drive Suite 240 San Jose, CA 95002, USA

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Day 01(9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT)

09.00 AM – Session Start Time
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Introduction: review agenda; ice- breaker, housekeeping items
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Overview of Protected Leaves of Absence
California Family Rights Act (CFRA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL); California New Parent Leave Act (NPLA); baby bonding (“parental leave”); leave for domestic violence victims; leave for alcohol and drug rehabilitation leave; state- mandated paid sick leave under the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014; and state workers’ compensation.
Topics related to protected leave types: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); Americans with Disabilities Act AMendments Act (ADAAA); California ADA; Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA); and compliance with interactive process requirements.
Expanded discussion about federal and state Military Spouse Leave – including the “escalator principle”; reinstatement; and restrictions pertaining to termination.
Other required leaves to include in your employee handbook and policies: Leaves for Victims of Crime and Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking – including written documentation and usage of sick leave, vacation, or PTO time.
Small group exercises to demonstrate and aid comprehension of these concepts.
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM – 12:05 PM

Overview of Wage – replacement Leaves of Absence
California Paid Sick Leave under the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014; kin care; organ or bone marrow donor leave; state workers’ compensation; Paid Foamily Leave (PFL); and State Disability Insurance (SDI).
Expanded discussion on the California Paid Sick Leave including annual grant vs. accrual methods; pay day obligations; and other record- keeping requirements.
Overview of other types of required leaves: voting, jury duty or witness, school activities, volunteer emergency responder, civil air patrol, and bereavement.
Small group exercises to demonstrate and aid comprehension of these concepts.
1:05 PM – 1:20 PM Everyone getting seated
1:20 PM – 2:35 PM

Putting It All Together: Overlapping and Integrating Leave Types.
Integrating ADA, FEHA, and Workers’ Compensation with employer benefits and time- off.
Lactation requirements.
The importance and criticality of job descriptions.
Documentation, certifications, and ongoing record- keeping.
Small group exercises and case studies to help reinforce concepts.
2:35 PM – 2:55 PM Break
2:55 PM – 4:10 PM

Putting It All Together: Overlapping and Integrating Leave Types.
Integrating ADA, FEHA, and Workers’ Compensation with employer benefits and time- off.
The importance and criticality of job descriptions.
Documentation, certifications, and ongoing record- keeping.
Small group exercises and case studies to help reinforce concepts.
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Day 1 summary

Day 02(9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Get Grounded and Get Ahead (of Potential Problems): Strategies to Proactively Manage Leaves of Absence and Performance
How to continue managing performance for employees using leaves of absence.
Essential job functions – employer best practices for keeping job descriptions up- to- date
Progressive discipline – why this is a necessary component of your company’s operating structure
Check- in’s are key: conversations, communication, and coaching.
Supervisor’s role and employee’s role in performance management and leaves management.
Small group exercises and case studies to help demonstrate concepts.
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM – 12:05 PM

Leaves Management: Key Points to Help You Practically Fulfill Employer Obligations
Partnerships to effectively manage leaves of absence: teamwork among HR, Safety, and Leaders.
Obligations and suggestions for communicating with employees on leaves of absence.
Required notices and postings for compliance and communication.
Small group exercises to help demonstrate concepts.
12:05 PM – 12:30 PM
Seminar summary and wrap-up

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Organizers

Organized by :  Complianceonline

About the Organizers :

This course is designed to help HR professionals and anyone else who deals with managing and monitoring leaves of absence in their companies to understand this field for regulatory compliance. California is one of the most complex states in which to do business and that complexity flows through to the complications that employers face when meeting their obligations under CA employment laws. One of these reasons is the many types of leave offered to CA employees and the many reasons for which employees can take leave. Employer requirements for managing leaves especially medical leaves of absence are bewildering. Even human resources professionals can be confused by the myriad of leave types in the state. And for some leaves even local laws must be considered. Just as serious is how these types of leaves interact with federal requirements. Although some provisions under California laws are similar to federal laws, many of them are not and assuming they are can cause big trouble. It can feel overwhelming to manage leaves of absence and feel confident that the employer is compliant. Astute compliance with laws related to the various leave types is critical for any company with California-based employees. Liability costs for non-compliance can be staggering. Just as important is the cost of damaged employee relations and engagement as well as external organizational reputation. While companies will turn to their labor attorneys to walk them through the specific details of employee situations, it’s important for HR professionals and anyone else who deals with managing and monitoring leaves of absence in their companies to understand this field.